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It's as if a sleeping bag had a baby with a hammock.
It's as if a sleeping bag had a baby with a hammock.
It's as if a sleeping bag had a baby with a hammock.
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The World's First Sleeping Bag Hammock || Bison Bag

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Created proudly by a couple who loves the outdoors and wants to spread the outdoor love!

Growing up in a family of ten, camping or taking long backpacking trips comprised of endless amounts of gear. My family had a fifteen passenger van and a large trailer that we would pack full of people and supplies. On our annual camping trips, we usually brought with us anywhere from 3 to 5 tents, plus ten sleeping bags, and ten camping pads. If you can imagine, that is a lot of gear and it takes up a lot of space. 

I remember on one of our hiking trips, my brother and I had to split the tent, him carrying the poles and stakes while I carried the actual tent. Our packs were heavy and full. How much easier would those trips have been if we all just slept in Bison Bags! Less items, lighter backpacks, and easier packing.

Now my fiance, Lance, and I are trying to continue these traditions, but this time around we want to do it as minimalistic as possible. 

That being said, we are proud to introduce the Bison Bag || The World's First Sleeping Bag Hammock! 

The awesome thing about a Bison Bag is everything (sleeping bag, hammock, rope, carabiners) fits within the sleeping bag bag. Thus you don't have to worry about forgetting anything!

"Happiest day of your life in this bag."
"Happiest day of your life in this bag."
Double Head Zippers
Double Head Zippers

Design:

We wanted something minimalistic and simple! To start out we'll do a simple forest green. Eventually we want to branch out to other colors but because of the minimum quantity order set by our manufacturer, we wont be able to do that unless we at least double our goal.

170T Polyester/Pu Coating
170T Polyester/Pu Coating
Carabiniere & Nylon Cord Included
Carabiniere & Nylon Cord Included

Stats:

Size:  Sleeping Bag 190X 100cm/rectangle 

          Hammock 98cmX280cm

Material: 170T polyester/ pu coating 

Filling: polyester microfiber 220gsm 

Zipper: #5 double head 

Velcro Strap to keep zipper zipped!
Velcro Strap to keep zipper zipped!

Early Mock ups:

We didn't come up with this design over night. We carry around this book with us and whenever we have a new idea we draw it up.

Getting closer
Getting closer
First try = Hard Fail!
First try = Hard Fail!
Made a few adjustments and got it right!
Made a few adjustments and got it right!

Production:

As you can see from the pictures above, we have prototype samples on hand. These bags are the result of months of testing and design changes. We have established a relationship with a reputable manufacturer and are confident that they can produce these bags after our project ends. At the completion of a successful project we will put in an order and then each Bison Bag will be shipped out to our backers! This whole process should take about 60 days after the close of the project.

Where are the funds going?

All pledges are going towards the first production run of Bison Bag. We will use the money towards purchasing polyester, microfiber, double head zippers, production/assembly costs, and packaging.

We are really happy with where we have taken this design and we need your support! Please help us get our Bison Bags into production and sent all over the world!

Julia and Lance. Madly in love. Getting Married during this project. We are super excited to journey through life together.
Julia and Lance. Madly in love. Getting Married during this project. We are super excited to journey through life together.
 
Lance: Brand Manager at Proof Eyewear, Co-Founder of Sioux City Watch Co. Lover of life.
Lance: Brand Manager at Proof Eyewear, Co-Founder of Sioux City Watch Co. Lover of life.
Julia: Nutrition nut, outdoor lover, creative genius.
Julia: Nutrition nut, outdoor lover, creative genius.

 Thanks so much for your support!

Risks and challenges

A large risk, as always is working with a new manufacturer. We've done everything that we can to ensure quality, and manufacturing the Bison Bags in a timely manner. Once received shipping is another beast but fortunately neither of these things are new to us. I can assure you that the product that we create will be to your standards and you will receive it sooner than you thought you would!

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